Crochet Pattern: Athena Lacy Textured Shawl

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – 5 Comments

Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, warfare, and the arts (among others). She is the inspiration for this shawl, both lacy and textured, featuring crocodile stitches and a lacy edging. The main body resembles what could have been part of a warrior’s armor, but the lacy border provides a very ladylike sophistication.

Measuring 49″ wide by 25″ tall, this shawl gently hugs the shoulders and gracefully skims the bottom of your back. Make it in lace weight rayon (as used in the photos here) or other plant-based yarn like cotton or bamboo for a stylish summer or spring accessory. Make it in wool or other animal-based yarn to give more warmth for fall or winter.

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  1. Thank you very much the beautiful patterns!
    Now I am making shawls for Xmas to my daughters, for my friends.
    I love very much your post!
    with love

  2. Maggie says:

    By any chance is there a post as to how to make the crocodile stitch so that I could know if I am capable of making this lovely shawl? I definitely can’t afford to buy the pattern if I will not be able to make it. Thank You so much for the most wonderful and beautiful patterns and all the effort you take to share them with us. smiles and hugs.

    • Hello Maggie! We have a step-by-step photo tutorial here:

      The crocodile stitches used in this pattern are a bit different from the stitch in the tutorial. No worries though, because the pattern also has a step-by-step tutorial through the first few rows. Try your hand at the tutorial above, and see how it goes. 🙂

      • Maggie says:

        Thank you so much for your kindness in helping me I have checked it out and it is definitely a stitch I would have to practice a bit before I can see if my hand would tolerate doing it. I so love to crochet but my hand now is making it more difficult due to nerve damage. If I can get arm to tolerate it and I succeed in making the beautiful crocodile stitch I will definitely be buying this lovely pattern, hugsss and stay blessed!!

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